Eugenio Suarez Cincinnati Reds

Age: 29 (July 18, 1991) | 5' 11" | 213lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-158 DH-1 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CIN NL 2016 159 565 78 140 51 155 25 2 21 70 11 5 .248 .317 .411 8 25 .304 41/22/38 18 17
CIN NL 2017 156 534 87 139 84 147 25 2 26 82 4 5 .260 .367 .461 13 23 .309 39/24/37 19 19
CIN AAA 2018 2 5 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .500 .400 38 13 .250 n/a
CIN NL 2018 143 527 79 149 64 142 22 2 34 104 1 1 .283 .366 .526 11 23 .322 38/25/37 29 27
CIN NL 2019 159 575 87 156 70 189 22 2 49 103 3 2 .271 .358 .572 11 29 .312 36/22/42 29 26
CIN NL 2020 57 198 29 40 30 67 8 0 15 38 2 0 .202 .312 .470 13 29 .214 35/18/47 16 14
Career 7yrs 856 3015 435 787 338 861 130 11 162 468 28 16 .261 .342 .473 10 25 .310 n/a
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By going 2-for-5 in his last game, Suarez pushed his batting average back above the Mendoza line.

Did he beat the shift? Or did he simply drive two balls through the shift?

Since he drove in two runs with a single and double, I suspect the latter.

All told, Suarez faced the shift 103 times this year. The BIS video scorers judged that the shift robbed him of ten hits and gifted him two. 

If you add eight hits to his 2020 stats, he bats .242. Not great but a whole lot better than .202.

How many homers would he lose trying to go the other way? That's the question.

I predict he's not going to change his approach and he'll face the shift far more than 45 percent of the time next year.

Alex Patton Alex

I think I heard, watching the condensed game last night, that the Reds' .211 batting average is the lowest in major league history.

Eugenio's batting average dropped five points to sit squarely on the Mendoza line with an 0-for-5. He fanned twice. Joey Votto took an 0-for-4 to drop to .222. Moustakas had two hits, both homers, and Galvis had three hits, including a homer, as the Reds dispatched the Twins 7-2 and, as the announcers said, clinched a spot in the tournament. 

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 26

Eugenio's shoulder certainly appears to be fully mended.

Eugenio SuarezMike TroutJustin UptonTony GonsolinTarik Skubal

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Eugenio Suarez* (CIN): 3-4, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

Mike Trout* (LAA): 3-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R

Justin Upton* (LAA): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

George Springer (HOU): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

DJ Stewart (BAL): 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Shin-Soo Choo (TEX): 4-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Ian Happ (CHC): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Teoscar Hernandez (TOR): 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Kyle Tucker (HOU): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Brock Holt (WSN): 4-5, 1 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 6

From July 24 onward in 2019, the NL HR champ was Eugenio Suarez (22), followed by Pete Alonso (20) and Nolan Arenado (19) (who tied with Aristides Aquino, who isn't even on the Reds 30 man).

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jul 4

Eugenio Suarez (3B) CIN - Jun. 04

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741136

Reds general manager Dick Williams said Wednesday that Suarez (shoulder) is "100 percent" healthy, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Williams' comments offer further confirmation that Suarez won't face any restrictions when the MLB season resumes, even though the right shoulder surgery he required Jan. 28 prevented him from appearing in any Cactus League games before spring training was suspended. Before the shutdown, Suarez had resumed swinging without issue and was scheduled to serve as a designated hitter in a March 13 game that was later canceled, so it's no surprise that he's feeling healthy now that he's had an additional two and a half months off. Expect him to face a similar training regimen as the rest of his healthy teammates when teams are allowed to reconvene for workouts. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 5

Similar numbers to Trout in the second half (albeit in 25 more games): seven doubles, two triples, 32 homers. Which means that in the first half he had 15 doubles and 17 homers.

Unlike Soler, Suarez was probably not a hot commodity on the trade market in July. Seventeen homers at the halfway mark was meh last year. He was hitting around .240. He would end up slugging .733 in July but in June he slugged .304.

Alex Patton Alex
May 1

Jim Bowden at The Athletic, musing on the 2020 season in the Cactus League West Division (which includes the Dodgers).

Cincinnati Reds
In either setup, the Reds have a strong starting rotation led by Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray, Trevor Bauer and Anthony DeSclafani. In the offseason, they added two huge bats with second baseman Mike Moustakas and right fielder Nicholas Castellanos. Cincinnati would benefit from the delay of the season because their best player, third baseman Eugenio Suárez, would now be healthy enough to be ready on the new Opening Day. This team would be fun to watch despite some serious defensive issues at several positions. The race for second place with the White Sox, Indians and Angels would be really exciting to watch as all four teams are similar in overall talent.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 28

Got his shoulder cleaned out. Will be "slowed in Spring Training" but not miss any games.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jan 29
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 3.9 Bat 26 Field -5 Run -4 HR/FB 23% Pull 43% Hard 49% IFFB 3%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 4.5 Bat 29 Field -0 Run -6 HR/FB 30% Pull 52% Hard 47% IFFB 11%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19